Land Banking: A Mechanism for Urban Sustainable Development in China
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Nobel economics laureate Joseph E. Stieglitz has cited urbanization in China, along with technology developments in the US, as the two most important issues that will shape the world’s development during the twenty first century (Researching Group of National Bureau of Statistics of China 2002). China’s urbanization, an integrated process of introversive agglomeration and extroversive extension (Sustainable Development Strategy Research Group of Chinese Academy of Science 2005), has been accelerated since Deng Xiaoping’s introduction of economic reform in the late 1970s, lifting more than 200 million people out of poverty and transforming the nation into the world’s second-largest economy and the biggest consumer of steel, copper, and coal. The world’s most-populous nation held 690.79 million people in urban areas by the end of 2011, compared with 656.56 million in the countryside, which means China’s urban population exceeds that of the countryside for the first time (Lu et al. 2012)....
KeywordsArable Land Urban Land Construction Land Land Supply Banking Organization
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